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Lake Forest Girl Scouts make pillows for breast cancer patients

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  • A pillow for breast cancer patients donated by the Junior Girl Scout Troop of Lake Forest Country Day School to the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Breast Care Center.

      A pillow for breast cancer patients donated by the Junior Girl Scout Troop of Lake Forest Country Day School to the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Breast Care Center.
    Courtesy of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

  • Northwestern Lake Forest social worker Noelle Mauer and nurse navigators Jennifer Tepper and Cathy Spagnoli accept pillows that the Girl Scouts handmade for breast cancer patients.

      Northwestern Lake Forest social worker Noelle Mauer and nurse navigators Jennifer Tepper and Cathy Spagnoli accept pillows that the Girl Scouts handmade for breast cancer patients.
    Courtesy of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

  • Members of the Junior Girl Scout Troop of Lake Forest Country Day School hold up certificates they were given by Northwestern Medicine in recognition of their donation of pillows for breast cancer patients. 

      Members of the Junior Girl Scout Troop of Lake Forest Country Day School hold up certificates they were given by Northwestern Medicine in recognition of their donation of pillows for breast cancer patients. 
    Courtesy of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

 
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The Girl Scouts Junior Troop of Lake Forest Country Day School visited the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Breast Care Center recently to donate pillows they made for breast cancer patients.

"The gift of these handmade pillows is such a kind gesture by the Girl Scouts," said Cathy Spagnoli, nurse navigator at the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center.

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"The pillows will bring comfort to our postoperative patients as they continue their treatment."

The fourth-grade girls made the pillows during a recent Girl Scout meeting, then took materials home to make additional pillows.

The Pillows for Pink are designed to be put under the arm to keep it from touching sensitive areas after surgery on the chest. They can also be put between the chest and a seat belt in the car. The pillows include a tag that wishes the recipient comfort, peace and love.

"Our Girl Scouts hope that this small gesture shows the recipient that there are scores of supporters cheering them on through their treatment," said troop leader Amy Benton-Roby.

For more information about the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, visit lfh.org/cancer_oncology_womens.

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